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Linda O’Dwyer
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Presence Saint Joseph Hospital-Chicago Announces New Chairman and Residency Program Director, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Eden Takhsh

Chicago, Illinois (December 30, 2013) – Presence Saint Joseph Hospital-Chicago announced today that Eden Takhsh, M.D., was appointed as the Chairman and Residency Program Director of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, effective January 1, 2014.

Since completing his residency at Presence Saint Joseph Hospital-Chicago in 1999, Dr. Takhsh has been a committed faculty member for the Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program and the Family Medicine Residency Program. His commitment to quality and process improvement have made him a leader in quality initiatives and clinical integration which has been the focus of his efforts in his current role as Vice Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He has also been a trainer for a patient safety team-building approach that he has taught in surgery and in labor and delivery.

“Dr. Takhsh is an inspirational leader who is committed to clinical excellence, a wonderful patient experience, program development and a superb educational program, and is no doubt the best choice for the position of chairman and residency program director,” said Roberta Luskin-Hawk, M.D., President & CEO of Presence Saint Joseph Hospital-Chicago and Presence Saint Francis Hospital. “He is also committed to patient satisfaction and growth and collaborates with nurses, staff and physicians to enhance the patient experience.”

A board-certified obstetrician gynecologist, Dr. Takhsh established Chicago Women’s Health, a successful private obstetrics and gynecology practice in July 2002 based on providing high quality, respectful and innovative care in obstetrics and gynecology.  Previously he served as the chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Saint Anthony Hospital, Chicago, Illinois.

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